Kushtia, Oct 13 (UNB) – Accepting the demands of the protesting students just to pacify them will be a betrayal to the blood of Abrar Fahad, said his distraught father on Saturday.
“I don’t’ want to see Buet authorities only to take decisions on paper. I want their implementation,” Barkatullah said in his reaction to Buet banning organisational politics on the campus after accepting the demands of the students.
Talking to journalists, he said Buet authorities had taken several decisions to ban ragging on the campus but none of them were implemented. “My son wouldn’t have lost his life if the previous decisions had been implemented,” he said.
Abrar, a second-year EEE student, was beaten to death last week reportedly by leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Buet unit.
Trials in cases filed over such student deaths take a long time and in most cases, the accused get out on bail and victim’s families are threatened and pressurised to drop the case, Abrar’s father said.
“Most often, we see only six of the accused among 10 get punished and the rest are acquitted. But I don’t want to see such ending in Abrar murder case,” Barkatullah said.
After three days of protest triggered by Abrar’s death, Buet announced a ban on organisational student politics on the campus on Oct 11.
Buet Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful Islam acceded to the students’ demands and said the university will bear the cost of Abrar’s case, provide compensation to his family, stop the culture of ragging and ensure security of students.
Abrar’s father filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station on October 7 accusing 19 people. So far, 19 suspects have been arrested and two of them reportedly confessed to their involvement in the killing.
The case was transferred to the Detective Branch on Tuesday for investigation.
“I demand the case’s trial be held at a Speedy Trial Tribunal,” Abrar’s father said. “Mete out exemplary punishment to the killers.”